Celestar 8 Deluxe - purchased in 1998. Nice scope for beginning astrophotography or observers who want a solid system. The included 35mm image of m42 (barring posting problems!) was taken by this scope using the accessories I'm selling with it.
Includes PEC, four tracking rates: King, Sidereal, Lunar and Solar, correction speeds of 0.5X and a slewing speed of 8X sidereal rate. Includes a Dec. Motor, electronic Hand Controller and a sturdy, adjustable field tripod and wedge.
Operation manual and other written instructions
Celestron Focal Reducer (f6.3 provides wider field of view)
Celestron Radial Guider (slightly modified - to guide astrophotos)
Telrad reflex sight
Dew Zapper strap
35mm piggyback camera mount
T-ring camera adapter for Canon EOS system
Losmandy Rail-mounted counter-balance system
Homemade declination adjuster
Homemade dew shield
Homemade wood and aluminum accessory tray
Large - 9 x 50 Achromatic Finder scope
90 degree Prism Star Diagonal 1-1/4"
Visual Back 1-1/4"
26mm Plossl Eyepiece 1-1/4" (78x)
Electronic Hand Control
AC Adapter (115 v. AC)
Car battery Adapter (12 v DC)
The scope has a few small cosmetic scratches and one of the wires for the little nine volt internal batteries needs re-soldered. I have never powered the scope with these batteries since they run out of juice very quickly. I have always used the AC or car battery adapter and it works perfectly with either.
I’m the only owner Flat fee of $85 for all shipping and handling in CONUS - it will be shipped in three boxes with the OTA in original Celestron packaging. Pay by PayPal, cash or money order. I live near LA, if pickup preferred. I’m selling to fund a new scope! Asking $1000 - please email with any questions!